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Amazon Kicks off the New Year by Creating Disruption

January 2, 2020 According to a Bloomberg article, Amazon kicked off the New Year by creating disruption. They have abruptly stopped buying products from some of their wholesalers, looking for ways to bypass wholesalers or push the cost to down the chain and increase profit. If your business depends [...]

Future-proofing Your Manufacturing Success

One of our core roles is to pay close attention to trends, issues and opportunities that will impact our manufacturing and distribution clients so that we can give them a leg up on the competition. Lately, we have noticed that the next “big thing” will be future-proofing. Although everyone [...]

Why Southwest Customers Wouldn’t Buy a Bentley

After giving 10 speeches on pricing and profits to groups of CEOs, it is certainly top of mind. Yet it should always be top of mind for executive teams. One unanimous finding from the informal research of executives is that pricing is a strategic topic and so we must [...]

How Are You Keeping Up?

In today’s Amazon-impacted, data overloaded world, it is one BIG challenge to just “keep up”. How are you keeping up with the latest industry trends, noteworthy products, emerging technologies and more? It would be easy to spend 40 hours a week just “keeping up”. Of course, I wouldn’t recommend [...]

Press Release: Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expert, Lisa Anderson, Considers ERP, CRM and Related Systems Key to Enabling Scalable, Profitable Growth

Originally published on ExpertClick on May 2, 2019 CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA (May 2, 2019) –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. considers internal and collaborative systems to be critical to short- and long-term growth for manufacturers and distributors. Systems must [...]

People & Robots Can Co-Exist Successfully

We held an engaging executive panel discussion at our APICS Inland Empire spring symposium on the topic, "The Talent Transformation: People or Robots? There is quite a lot of hoopla in the area of Inland Southern California as this geography is larger than all but 24 states (and soon [...]

ERP Selection: Why It Has Become a Strategic Priority

In today’s Amazonian environment, customers expect rapid delivery, over and beyond from cradle to grave, collaborative service, 24/7 accessibility and last-minute changes. Executives are realizing they must upgrade their technology infrastructure to meet and exceed these customer expectations while driving bottom line improvement. Your ERP decision will be one [...]

Keeping an Eye on Global Markets

If there ever was a strategic topic of critical importance no matter your position in the supply chain, it is keeping an eye on global markets.  We've worked with clients who ONLY source materials, components and products from U.S.-based suppliers yet even they must pay attention to global markets [...]

Hawaii and Strategic Thinking

June 18, 2018 I met my global consulting group in Hawaii to talk strategy.  Have you thought about where you are going lately?  More importantly, have you thought about why you are going there?  It is quite easy to get caught up in doing whatever you set out [...]

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There is More to Chicago than Good Pizza. Logistics Anyone?

June 12, 2018 My aunt worked at CSX rail outside Chicago for her entire career.  Growing up, it sounded like odd, middle of the night shifts was what rail was all about.  Now, rail - and specifically Chicago - have become strategic.  As people moved west in the good [...]

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